06/13/11 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
06/14/11 Columbus, OH - Newport
06/16/11 Boston, MA - House of Blues
06/17/11 Montreal, QC - Club Lambi
06/18/11Toronto, ON - Mod Club
06/20/11 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall
06/21/11 New York - Bowery Ballroom
06/22/11 Washington DC - 9:30 Club
06/28/11 Philadelphia, PA - TLA
06/29/11 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
06/30/11 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
07/01/11 Houston TX - Warehouse
07/02/11 Austin, TX - Emos
07/03/11 Dallas, TX - Loft
07/05/11 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
07/06/11 S Diego, CA - House of Blues
07/07/11 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
07/08/11 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
08/11/11 Brooklyn, NY -Prospect Park
Many of the fans from the 7th Street show were also at the Fine Line, where it was packed from front to back. I am reminded why I hate sold-out shows at this venue. But that's okay, everyone's friendly and having a good time.
GARDENS & VILLA
What can I say about Foster the People? They are white hot, possibly one of the biggest buzz band around. They were super pumped to return back to Minneapolis. The larger stage at the Fine Line Cafe allowed the band to really perform, jumping up and down, sweating it out, and going nuts. Watching them last night compared to the tiny stage at 7th Street, it was almost like watching a completely different band.
They stuck to their setlist pretty closely, ending with, of course, "Pumped Up Kicks", which got the entire audience to sing along to the catchy chorus.
They came back for the encore, doing my favorite song, "Helen Beat" (sounds amazing, yes everyone all singing along as well), and "Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)".
Foster the People are on a very successful summer tour to promote their debut album, Torches, which 99% of the songs on the set are from that album. If they are coming to your town and hasn't sold out, I suggest you get tickets now.
PS, I'm going dark in the next day, or so, because I'm flying into Toronto, Canada tomorrow (in four hours), to do coverage for nxne.weheartmusic.com, so stay tuned for some mobile blogging.
FOSTER THE PEOPLE